Friday, 23 October 2015

Five on Friday Worcester

Hello

Thanks for calling in.  I've still got a few more observations on Worcester, so off we go on another Five on Friday using Amy's link-up. Many thanks Amy.

One - The Hive

Worcester's landmark building opened in 2012 and is a joint venture between the University and the Council and provides a library with 12 miles of archive collections, a quarter of a million books and 800 study locations, all spread over 5 floors. It's so bright and cheerful inside, a great place for purposeful learning in a community setting as the name 'The Hive' suggests.




Two - Roof Top Setting Sun

Look at all the wonderful Autumn colours as the golden sun lights up the City's rooftops.


Three - Crazy Wall Decoration at the Boston Tea Party Cafe

Are these birds there to scare away the real ones? Or are they just there? Artist Kathryn Hodgkinson has made 32 bronze birds cast from real but stuffed birds and 5 fantasy birds relating to Royal Worcester porcelain designs. It's called Confluence and has replaced a mural of a wizard!


Four - Glinting Tiles on the Eagle Vaults pub

This pub was originally built in 1740 and has had a number of different names - Young's Mug House, The Volunteer, Plummer's Arms, Friary Street Vaults and now the Eagle Vaults.  It's a fine example of a 19th Century pub facade.




Five - Street Lights

When switched on, these street lights make a large ball of twinkly light. The vandal-proof lights have been designed to carry on working even if under flood water and to be strong enough to withstand being hit by any debris.


I look forward to reading all your Five posts and wish you a great weekend.

Bye for now!

















25 comments:

  1. I'm not sure whether I am fascinated or freaked out by Confluence - it's a bit Daphne du Maurier! Hope you have a great weekend, too. x

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    1. As long as the birds stay put I think we'll be OK! Thanks you too x

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  2. I really was impressed by the street lights, working under water is amazing. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I think they've had a few flooding issues in the past. You too! :-)

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  3. Worcester looks like a good city to visit. Enjoy the weekend.

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  4. The wall decoration is fascinating and I love the waterproof lights, also those wonderful roofscapes:)

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  5. Wow love those lights, looks like a great place to visit
    Clare x

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  6. Lovely series and a very unique wall decoration...
    My favorite photo is #5 with the great sky.
    Thanks for sharing

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  7. Really amazing architecture! Love the birds! And your photos of the area....beautiful!

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  8. Loved your photos, we haven't gotten any autumn colors yet. Miles of books would be my idea of heaven.

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    1. You have the Autumn fun to look forward to then. :-)

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  9. The Hive is a great name for that building in terms of the name and the activity it contains isn't it! The bird sculpture is incredible too isn't it, I expect that many people are fooled that they are real. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. I should have got a few other shots of the birds as they seem quite popular today. I wonder what the real birds think! x

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  10. Lots of beautiful things to see and enjoy there! I love the views and the birds are a very quirky addition to the building!
    Great post!

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    1. Thanks Christine, glad you enjoyed it :-)

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  11. Worcester looks beautiful. I love the library, how fantastic to have a space like that to house archives and to study. The birds are fab, very halloween. A great five, have a lovely weekend xx

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    1. Thanks Lisa, we enjoyed our few days there. You too! x

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  12. I love libraries and the more vibrant, modern and updated they can be then we have a real chance of them surviving the future. What a great choice of name. Love how you give us facts and so much info. Love this post. And those street lights, genius

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    1. Many thanks, glad you enjoy the posts. I just send it all out there and hope for the best! :-)

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  13. Love the beautiful scenery! The Hive looks so fascinating, I would be immediately drawn to it if I were visiting the area. Thank you for sharing, Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Many thanks, yes a very interesting space. You too! :-)

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